Amherst, MA ~ Stephen DeAngelo, national cannabis leader and Executive Director of Harborside Health Center, the nation's model & leading "gold standard" medical cannabis dispensary in Oakland, California, will be speaking at University of Massachusetts in Amherst on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at [7:00 pm] . This talk is part of the ongoing "Cannabis Colloquium" series put on by the UofMA Cannabis Reform Coalition, a student activist group at the University.
Background: A Life Well Lived in the Cannabis Movement:
Steve DeAngelo is an inspired leader, who has contributed four decades of activism and advocacy to the cannabis reform movement. His vision and leadership have been featured by news teams from around the globe including major news outlets in the United States, Canada, Japan, Germany, and the United Kingdom. The media has described Steve's landmark Harborside Health Center as a model facility that combines safe access to a wide range of lab-tested cannabis medicines, along with a full complement of free patient services, including a holistic healing clinic. Steve's other accomplishments include co-founding Steep Hill Laboratory, the nation's first cannabis testing laboratory; and ten years as CEO of Ecolution, a pioneering manufacturer of industrial hemp goods. He is also President of the Arc View Group Angel Investment Network.
Steve has been featured by The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, the Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, and the BBC; Fortune Magazine and literally every major network news source in the country. He was also the star of "Weed Wars" on The Discovery Channel. His creation of a model medical cannabis dispensary and lifelong cannabis activism, coupled with his extensive knowledge in this arena, has made him one of the most respected national thinkers and speakers in the cannabis and hemp industries.
About Harborside Health Center:
Harborside Health Center is the nation's largest not-for-profit model medical cannabis dispensary in Oakland, California. The center was co-founded in 2006 by national cannabis leader Steve DeAngelo, who serves as Executive Director. The collective has approximately 100,000 registered patients. A landmark facility, HHC offers patients free holistic health services, lab-tested medicine, a low-income care package program, substance misuse support and education. "Out of the shadows and in to the light" epitomizes DeAngelo's mission to enlighten the public on the many medicinal and therapeutic benefits of the cannabis plant, and he actively works to empower the country to change its image of it.
Mr. DeAngelo will be available to the press for 30 minutes before the event starts
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